List of Lewis episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the British drama Lewis that first aired in 2006. As of 11 February 2013, twenty-seven episodes have aired, from seven series.

Overview[edit]

Series Episodes Series premiere Series finale DVD release date
Region 2 Region 4 Region 1
1 4[1] 18 February 2007 4 March 2007 12 March 2007[2] 31 March 2008[3] 5 August 2008[4]
2 4 24 February 2008 16 March 2008 7 April 2008[5] 18 May 2009[6] 5 August 2008[7]
3 4 22 March 2009 12 April 2009 13 April 2009[8] 10 March 2010[9] 13 October 2009[10]
4 4 2 May 2010 30 May 2010 31 May 2010[11] TBA 12 October 2010[12]
5 4 3 April 2011 24 April 2011 25 April 2011 TBA 13 September 2011[13]
6 4 16 May 2012 6 June 2012 11 June 2012 TBA 24 July 2012[14]
7 3 7 January 2013[15] 11 February 2013 18 February 2013[16] TBA 25 June 2013[17]

Pilot: 2006[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions)[18]
1 "Reputation" Bill Anderson Russell Lewis (Story), Stephen Churchett (Screenplay) 29 January 2006 (2006-01-29) 11.31
DI Lewis returns to Oxford after several years' absence and is reluctantly assigned by his new boss, DCS Innocent, to the murder of an Oxford mathematics student who was shot while participating in a sleep study. The key-code used to access the sleep lab was assigned to a fellow math student, Daniel Griffon, but Daniel's maths tutor has provided him with an alibi. Daniel is a maladjusted young man who will soon inherit his father's automotive empire. He is disruptive and has no respect for his uncle who now heads the company. The future of the company rests however on an impending deal with Japanese investors who insist that family unity is all important at this time. When two other murders occur, Lewis must decipher a cryptic clue left in an old case file by his former boss, Chief Inspector Morse. 

Series 1: 2007[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions)[19]
2 "Whom the Gods Would Destroy" Marc Jobst Daniel Boyle 18 February 2007 (2007-02-18) 8.11
DI Lewis and DS Hathaway investigate the murder of Dean Greely. As the investigation continues, they discover that Greely and three other men had formed a club during their Oxford student days, the Sons of the Twice Born. Today, the men have little contact with one another and initially deny that their club existed. When a second member of the foursome is murdered, it becomes apparent that they have a secret, from 30 years ago, and that someone is out for revenge. 
3 "Old School Ties" Sarah Harding Alan Plater 25 February 2007 (2007-02-25) 7.81
DI Lewis is less than pleased when he and DS Hathaway are assigned to protect Nicky Turnbull, a former criminal turned successful author. Turnbull had actually cheated two Oxford colleges in his computer scam and had received death threats. Turnbull is everything Lewis dislikes but he grits his teeth and does the job. Turnbull is in Oxford to make a speech at the request of the Oxford Union but things take a serious turn when Jo Gilchrist, a student and a member of Turnbull's reception committee, is found strangled. Gilchrist wrote for a student newspaper and was about to expose a professor's exam scam. When Turnbull is shot in the courtyard of his hotel, Lewis realizes that the man's wife was his first girlfriend. He also learns that they were on the verge of getting a divorce. 
4 "Expiation" Dan Reed Guy Andrews 4 March 2007 (2007-03-04) 8.85
Lewis and Hathaway investigate a murder in Summertown when an Oxford housewife is found hanged in her home. The detectives unearth a far darker murder case than the initial suicide verdict suggests. 

Series 2: 2008[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions)[20]
5 "And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea" Dan Reed Alan Plater 24 February 2008 (2008-02-24) 8.90
The murders of Reg Chapman, a maintenance worker at the Bodleian Library and gambling addict, and Nell Buckley, a popular Art student, seem unrelated. Police learn that Chapman stole historic books from the library so that Nell and another student could have Philip, a brilliant, autistic young painter, use blank pages to innocently forge letters by the poet Shelley for the international collectors' market. When both victims, for different reasons, threatened to expose the mastermind behind the scam, they were killed. 
6 "Music to Die For" Bill Anderson Dusty Hughes 2 March 2008 (2008-03-02) 8.50
Whilst investigating the murder of R.G. Cole, an elder gay lecturer who was strangled at a friend's house, Lewis finds links to bare-knuckle fighting, Wagnerian opera, East Berlin, the Stasi and his old mentor Morse. 
7 "Life Born of Fire" Richard Spence Tom MacRae 9 March 2008 (2008-03-09) 8.19

A student called Will McEwan shoots himself in the head in St. Mark's church, after pointing the pistol at Reverend Francis King, who is found tortuously murdered by a hot poker thrust into his head the next day. The link between both is The Garden, a pious society offering 'Christian answers to youngsters' contemporary questions'; its emblem a Phoenix, to which both Will's suicide note 'On the road from Gethsemane to Calvary, I lost my way.' and a message on King's door 'Life born of fire' refer.

Lewis's partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, was a friend and classmate of Will's at both school and Cambridge. Will's father Henry McEwan apparently repudiates Will upon discovering of his son's homosexuality after his death. Will's mother believed he was going steady with a nice girl. Lewis keeps searching through these circles, discovering more secrets and deceit. More blood is to be spilled, and the meaning of names proves crucial. 
8 "The Great and the Good" Stuart Orme Paul Rutman 16 March 2008 (2008-03-16) 8.70
Following a squash injury, Robbie ends up in casualty where he meets the Donnelly family, whose school-girl daughter Beatrice was drugged and awakened in a field, discovering that she had been raped. Evidence points to Oswald Cooper, who worked at her school and whose prescription drug matches the doping agent. However he has an alibi, a dinner party he hosted for three former student friends, now all eminent men. The next day he is found garrotted and castrated. Forensic evidence backs the view that Cooper raped Beatrice and the alibi is proved to be false. A friend of Cooper's who is blackmailing the three guests is also garroted. It is clear that Cooper serviced his former friends by organizing scams and deceptions for them however the solution reveals that Cooper's murderer was protecting and preserving a far more personal secret. 

Series 3: 2009[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions)[21]
9 "Allegory of Love" Bill Anderson David Pirie (Story), Stephen Churchett (Screenplay) 22 March 2009 (2009-03-22) 7.54
Lewis and Hathaway discover that the bizarre murder of a Czech barmaid with an antique Persian mirror parallels a similar killing found in a newly published fantasy novel, by the young Oxford author Dorian Crane. The life of another young woman is threatened, leading Lewis to suspect that the murdered girl was a victim of mistaken identity. Part of Series 2 in the U.S. 
10 "The Quality of Mercy" Bille Eltringham Alan Plater 29 March 2009 (2009-03-29) 7.19
A preview performance of a student production of The Merchant of Venice is cut short when the actor playing Shylock is stabbed to death with a prop knife. Lewis and Hathaway are working their way through a lengthy list of suspects when a second actor is killed. Meanwhile, Hathaway makes a shocking discovery. Part of Series 2 in the U.S. 
11 "The Point of Vanishing" Maurice Phillips Paul Rutman 5 April 2009 (2009-04-05) 6.83
Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a man found beaten and drowned in his bath. The deceased is identified as a religious fanatic who once attempted to murder a celebrated atheist, Tom Rattenbury, instead crippling Rattenbury's daughter. Investigations reveal that the deceased is another man entirely, the two having chosen to swap identities. Part of Series 2 in the U.S. 
12 "Counter Culture Blues" Bill Anderson Nick Dear 12 April 2009 (2009-04-12) 6.61
Lewis, called out to deal with a noise complaint, is shocked to meet a rock star, the lead singer of Midnight Addiction, Esme Ford, whom he had once admired, and who was believed to have drowned. The body of a teenage boy, who has been repeatedly run over by a vehicle, points to a connection with members of the band. 

Series 4: 2010[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions)[22]
13 "The Dead of Winter" Bill Anderson Russell Lewis 2 May 2010 (2010-05-02) 8.70
With Hathaway still reeling from a particularly horrific investigation, the team investigates a murder discovered on a tour bus where none of the passengers can remember the victim. The investigation leads Lewis and Hathaway to the estate, Crevecoeur Hall, the ancestral home of the wealthy Mortmaignes where Hathaway grew up, and the detectives are soon investigating a second murder. Part of Series 3 in the U.S. 
14 "Dark Matter" Bille Eltringham Stephen Churchett 9 May 2010 (2010-05-09) 8.23
Lewis and Hathaway investigate the killing in suspicious circumstances of Professor Andrew Crompton, amateur astronomer and Master of Gresham College. Crompton was found dead at the university observatory after making a strange confession to a priest. His widow suspected that he had been having an affair, but Lewis and Hathaway discover that the dead man had a curious obsession. Part of Series 3 in the U.S. 
15 "Your Sudden Death Question" Dan Reed Alan Plater 16 May 2010 (2010-05-16) 7.29
The body of a primary school teacher is found floating in a fountain during a quiz weekend hosted at Chaucer College over the Bank Holiday. Suspicion falls on two competitors with whom the dead man had been flirting. Lewis and Hathaway have another case to solve when two of the competitors are murdered within twenty-four hours. Part of Series 3 in the U.S. 
16 "Falling Darkness" Nicholas Renton Russell Lewis 30 May 2010 (2010-05-30) 7.10
Stem cell researcher Ligeia Willard is murdered with a stake through her heart on Hallowe'en; Dr Laura Hobson reveals that the victim was a university friend of hers. More murders occur connected to Laura's past, and Lewis wonders whether the pathologist is holding something back. A medium, who claims to have foreseen the death, conducts a séance, but Lewis and Hathaway rely on more conventional methods to solve the murder. Part of Series 3 in the U.S. 

Series 5: 2011[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions; Includes ITV HD and ITV1+1)
17 "Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things" Nicholas Renton Russell Lewis 3 April 2011 (2011-04-03) 7.38
A reunion at an all-female college ends in a murder. Professor Diana Ellerby is leaving Oxford's last surviving all-women's college and during a reunion with old students, Poppy Toynton is murdered. Lewis and Hathaway's investigation leads them to a connected 10 year old attack on the sister of one of the other old students in which she was attacked during a party at the college and left in a coma. That case has haunted Lewis and, during the investigation, he reaches out to his former DS, Ali McLennan for assistance. As the current murder investigation continues secrets, blackmail and more bodies are uncovered. Part of Series 4 in the U.S. 
18 "Wild Justice" Hettie Macdonald Stephen Churchett 10 April 2011 6.69
A bishop visiting St Gerard's College is found dead after drinking poisoned wine; Lewis and Hathaway suspect that she has been killed because of her progressive views. When another two killings occur, both mirroring macabre murders from a Jacobean revenge tragedy, it appears the murderer is targeting candidates for the post of vice-regent of the college. However, after learning that one of the suspects harbors a dark secret, Lewis and Hathaway realise the motive is much more twisted and that the murderer is avenging perceived slights from over twenty years before. Part of Series 4 in the U.S. 
19 "The Mind Has Mountains" Charles Palmer Patrick Harbinson 17 April 2011 7.12
A student dies during a residential clinical trial for a new anti-depressant. An investigation by Lewis and Hathaway is hampered by the college's professor of psychiatry, but the pair eventually establish that the trialists are acting under the malign influence of the drug. Part of Series 4 in the U.S. 
20 "The Gift of Promise" Metin Hüseyin Dusty Hughes and Stephen Churchett 24 April 2011 6.62
Lewis and Hathaway investigate the beating to death of a businesswoman who had apparently been blackmailing the father of her protégé. The memoirs of a former head of MI5 provide Lewis with a vital lead. Part of Series 4 in the U.S. 

Series 6: 2012[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions; Includes ITV HD and ITV1+1)
21 "The Soul of Genius" Brian Kelly Rachel Bennette 16 May 2012 (2012-05-16) 6.94
A botanist accidentally unearths the body of a recently buried professor who was fixated upon solving a seemingly impossible riddle by Lewis Carroll. The victim had a long-standing rivalry with his brother - giving Lewis and Hathaway an obvious suspect - but the case is hindered by the mind games of two students who seem intent on causing trouble in their quest to gain admittance to a mysterious club. Part of Series 5 in the U.S. 
22 "Generation of Vipers" David O'Neill Patrick Harbinson 23 May 2012 6.47
A professor feels humiliated when her internet dating video is leaked onto a website and watched by her students. The next morning she is found dead, the victim of what appears to be a straightforward suicide. However, Lewis is not convinced and digs deeper, identifying several suspects including the site's founder. But as he and Hathaway get closer to the truth amid a rising death toll, they find their personal and professional lives dredged up online for all to see. Part of Series 5 in the U.S. 
23 "Fearful Symmetry" Nicholas Renton Russell Lewis 30 May 2012 6.46
The murder of a babysitter throws up a number of questions for Lewis and Hathaway - was she the intended victim or was the killer targeting her employers? Was the crime calculated or opportunistic? And why was she elaborately tied up after being murdered? As the detectives dig for clues, they are led into a world of suburban swinging and fetish photography, far removed from the Oxford they know. Part of Series 5 in the U.S. 
24 "The Indelible Stain" Tim Fywell Simon Block 6 June 2012 6.64
When a visiting American academic delivers a controversial speech, many audience members are worried that his ideas could be used to target ethnic minorities. Thus when he is found hanged the next morning and Dr Hobson quickly discounts suicide, Lewis and Hathaway realise they have many suspects - from the local anti-racism activist who was first in voicing her disgust at the professor's beliefs to the women who had bombarded him with threatening e-mails. But then another body turns up and the case takes on a new dimension. Part of Series 5 in the U.S. 

Series 7: 2013[edit]

This series consists of three stories, each divided into two parts.[23] In the United States, the stories were not divided, but rather each shown as an entire piece.

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions; Includes ITV1 HD and ITV1+1 later ITV HD and ITV +1)
25.1 "Down Among the Fearful - Part 1" Brian Kelly Simon Block and Catherine Tregenna 7 January 2013 (2013-01-07) 8.21
The death of psychologist Reuben Beatty throws up a number of questions when he is found murdered in the offices of psychic Randolph James. It soon becomes clear that the two were one and the same: Beatty was moonlighting as a clairvoyant. Lewis struggles to unravel his baffling double life whilst contending with Oxford's sinister psychic community. Part of Series 6 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 16 June 2013. 
25.2 "Down Among the Fearful - Part 2" Brian Kelly Simon Block and Catherine Tregenna 14 January 2013 8.09
With Oxford's clairvoyance community in turmoil following the murder of Vicki Walmsley, the direction of Lewis's investigation shifts when the two chief suspects provide seemingly unshakeable alibis. DCS Innocent's attitude does little to help matters - but then Hathaway makes a suggestion that helps pave the way to a solution. Part of Series 6 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 16 June 2013. 
26.1 "The Ramblin' Boy - Part 1" Dan Reed Lucy Gannon 21 January 2013 7.67
Chief Superintendent Jack Cornish - an old acquaintance of Robbie's - goes missing and a recently embalmed body is discovered near an isolated farm track: could there be a link? As Hathaway goes on sabbatical in Kosovo, Lewis takes the awkward, young but bright DC Gray under his wing to investigate the case. Part of Series 6 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 23 June 2013. 
26.2 "The Ramblin' Boy - Part 2" Dan Reed Lucy Gannon 28 January 2013 8.21
Lewis becomes sure that the student assistant at the crematorium holds vital evidence when he is nearly killed, and matters escalate when the detective ends up rescuing the assistant's girlfriend from a fire whilst on a dinner date with Hobson. Meanwhile, Hathaway investigates the Faulkners' farmhouse in Croatia and discovers it is being used as a meth factory. Suddenly the mystery of the bodies, the funeral parlour and the murder victims takes on a whole new dimension. Part of Series 6 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 23 June 2013. 
27.1 "Intelligent Design - Part 1" Tim Fywell Stephen Churchett (Story), Helen Jenkins (Screenplay) 4 February 2013 7.58
After seven years of ducking the question, Lewis and Hobson are embarking on a relationship, though the detective has a new puzzle to solve. An elderly don, Richard Seager, is struck by a car on the night of his release from prison; before dying, however, he mysteriously scratches the number '500' into the paintwork. Lewis must contend with Seager's wife, convinced that the sister of her husband's victim is the guilty party. Part of Series 6 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 30 June 2013. 
27.2 "Intelligent Design - Part 2" Tim Fywell Stephen Churchett (Story), Helen Jenkins (Screenplay) 11 February 2013 7.90
After the discovery of the body of one of Prof. Seager's students in the attic of the college, Lewis and Hathaway realize that the key to Seager's murder lies in a past crime. Hathaway, wracked with guilt over the suicide of a suspect he questioned, comes to a decision about his future as a policeman. Part of Series 6 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 30 June 2013. 

Series 8: 2014[edit]

# Episode Directed by Writer Original air date
28 "Entry Wounds" Nicholas Renton Helen Jenkins December 2014 (2014-12)

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